× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Angola / Soviet Intervention / Reporter #237846

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Angola occupies strategic position in Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Angola) 2 weeks ago, Angola received its freedom. Portuguese colonists escaped. Portugal left a political vacuum. 3 tribal groups on 2 sides fight for leadership 1 side, FNLA, National Front for Liberation of Angola, is strong in north; it recs. help from Zaire, People's Republic of China, and US. FNLA is allied with UNITA, National Movement for Total Independence of Angola. It is strong in south and helped by South Africa. 2 groups proclaim capital in Huambo. Other side is MPLA, Popular Movement for iberation of Angola. MPLA controls 40% population USSR recognizes MPLA and supplies it with men, military supplies and Cuban force. Reporter speculates as to why USSR intervened. It is show of Soviet strength when United States doesn't want showdown in Africa.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Security police of MPLA have detained CBS reporter, Don Webster. He and free-lance cameraman, Bill Mutschmann, taken into custody in Luanda Saturday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.